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Change of Location Meeting Notice logo

Change of Location Meeting Notice

Virtual Meeting on April 16, 2020

 

The  Boone County Board of Education Regular and Finance Meeting has now been moved to a virtual meeting.  The April 16, 2020 meeting regularly held at The Ralph Rush Professional Building will be held on the Zoom.com virtual conferencing system.   As always the complete agenda may be found at www.boone.kyschools.us or by visiting emeeting thru our website.

 

Boone County Board of Education

Regular and Finance Meeting

April 16, 2020

7:30 pm

 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/559215743

Meeting ID: 559 215 743

 

District Food Delivery *** UPDATED 3/31*** food delivery

The food stops currently being utilized to provide food for our students will have additional meals on Thursday (April 2nd) and Friday (April 3rd). We will provide additional meals on these days in effort to meet the nutritional needs of our students over Boone County Schools’ spring break.

Boone County School buses will deliver food to our school community only one time each day. This will occur at the 11:30 lunchtime food service we are currently providing.

Our ongoing food service is for ALL students of Boone County Schools.

We ask that families call ahead to help us know how many meals to prepare for each location. Our buses will be delivering food to the locations listed on the links below. Phone numbers to call and reserve a meal are also available via the links.

District One

District Two

District Three

Collins Elementary

Boone County Schools Wellness Balance Helpline cell phone

Boone County Schools Provides Wellness Balance Helpline

 

This helpline is for our parents, students and employees.
 

The BCS Wellness Balance Helpline is staffed by School Psychologists and Counselors. It will be open from 8am to 4pm Monday through Friday.


We understand how you might be feeling.  You are not alone in this.  For the time being this is the new normal for all of us.  This helpline is designed to provide resources or assistance for those feeling anxious, stressful or depressed.  Boone County Schools is committed to meeting our school community’s needs and supporting our families as this situation evolves.
 

If you call the line after 4pm or on the weekend, leave a voicemail and your contact number.  Your call will be returned on the next business day.
 

Call the BCS Wellness Balance Helpline at 859.283.3248
 

We cannot give medical advice.  If you are not feeling well and have symptoms of COVID-19 please call your doctor.
 

Thank you and know that we WILL get through this TOGETHER!

 

Boone County Schools Implementing Emergency Preparedness Plan logo

Dear Parents and Guardians,
Due to the State of Emergency, as called by Governor Andy Beshear, Boone County Schools will be implementing NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) in accordance with KRS 158.070 (9). Starting Monday March 16th up to Monday April 20th instruction will be delivered for all students during the day while at home. However, if the State of Emergency is lifted before April 20th we may resume classes.

We are taking these measures after Governor Beshear declared a State of Emergency in Kentucky and in accordance with the guidelines put out by the Northern Kentucky Health Department. Non-Traditional Instruction and event cancellations are being done out of an abundance of caution and to help stem the tide of the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Your child’s health and safety are our first priority.

Talking to Children About COVID-19 playground kids

You know your children best. Let their questions be your guide as to how much information to provide. However, don’t avoid giving them the information that health experts identify as critical to ensuring your children’s health. Be patient; children and youth do not always talk about their concerns readily. Watch for clues that they may want to talk, such as hovering around while you do the dishes or yard work. It is very typical for younger children to ask a few questions, return to playing, then come back to ask more questions. 

When sharing information, it is important make sure to provide facts without promoting a high level of stress, remind children that adults are working to address this concern, and give children actions they can take to protect themselves. 

Official District Statement Regarding Emergency Preparedness Plan logo

Statement From Superintendent Dr. Randy Poe Regarding Boone County Schools Implementing Emergency Preparedness Plan

Statement on the Coronavirus logo

Misinformation through social media is hyping hysteria about the Coronavirus or Covid-19. We know and understand your concerns and fears as we too have children and families. But misinformation is spreading more quickly than the virus. We want to assure you that at this time there are no outbreaks in the Northern Kentucky region however we are aware that could change at any time. It is very important to stay informed and listen to the advice of our public health officials. In this case that is the Northern Kentucky Health Department. 

As a school district, there is no reason to change anything about our current routines and if that should change we will immediately notify you. 

What we do know is that Covid-19 is a respiratory illness, as is influenza, except that corona is more contagious. And while the CDC is working on a vaccine for it, you should take the same precautions as you would for the flu. Wash your hands regularly, cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and when you are sick, stay home from work or school and drink lots of fluids. Not only should you do these things but teach your children to take the same precautions. 

Since the earliest cases were reported, hoaxes, lies and junk science about the virus have swirled through social media. People are more click-susceptible during these events because there’s so much information floating around out there and people don’t know who to trust. 

Stay informed through trustworthy sources like the CDC and the Northern Kentucky Health Department. The Boone County School District Administration also works closely with the Kentucky Department of Education and you can be assured that we will follow all suggested guidelines from the Department of Education and the Health Department. 

Vacancy for Superintendent logo

The Boone County Board of Education is seeking an outstanding educator with leadership skills capable to extend the momentum of excellence in Boone County Schools. The Boone County school district, Kentucky's third largest, has long been considered one of Kentucky's best in providing opportunities for success for all students. It is a district that sets high expectations and provides a supportive atmosphere that produces outstanding achievement for both students and staff. Schools are focused on academic rigor, real world relevance, and focused relationships with parents, students, and community. The District is proud to be the home of two Kentucky Teachers of the Year, NEA Support Professional of the Year, National Merit Finalists, AP Scholars, Service Learning Award winners, athletic and academic champions. Accomplishments like these are made possible by a world-class faculty and staff, the leadership of the Boone County Board of Education, parents, community members and the intrinsic drive of their students.

Inclement Weather Information snow

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district. To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family. Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.

 

Stay up to date with all weather related delays and closings by following @BCSWx on Twitter. 

 

Boone County Schools Inclement Weather Information

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